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Climbing Hydrangea

The most elegant vine for shade, climbing hydrangea bears flattened clusters of fluffy white flowers in summer. Though the foliage may change to shades of yellow in the fall, it's not a reliable pick for producing autumn color in the garden. However, it is a sure pick for beautifying a shady wall or large fence.

Plant Name: Hydrangea petiolaris

Size: Climbs to 50 feet

Zones: 5-9

Test Garden Tip: Climbing hydrangea is not as fussy as its pink- and blue-flowering cousins, but it is a slower grower. Be patient with this one.

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